Katrine is excited to be moving into her own dorm room at university, leaving her over-protected father and the memory of her breakdown behind her. Enjoying her new found freedom things soon turn ugly though as she falls foul of the local ‘in’ crowd, who start to bully her. Katrine discovers that this group were responsible for the death of the previous occupant of the room, who is now out for revenge and becomes trapped in the middle of this nightmare. Inspired by (but in no way a copy of) Candyman and Ringu, Room 205 is an effective chiller that oozes tension as it builds to its shocking climax.
Jennifer Ulrich as Katrin Nadolny
Andre Hennicke as Commissioner Urban
Inez Bjorg David as Carmen
Tino Mewes as Dirk
Julia Dietze as Annika
Florian Jahr as Niko
Marleen Lohse as Sanne
Hans Uwe Bauer as Katrins Father
Lucy Ella von Scheele as Beatrice
Daniel Roesner as Christian
Juliane Gregori as Urbans Assistant
Aaron Hong Le as Tom
Matthias Halbrock as Priest
Dennis Gansel as Boyfriend
Originally planned for an opening in 2011, the movie was pushed back. After it was questioned to do a theatrical release or rather releasing it direct-to-video, the movie opened in German theaters on 4 April 2013. The film failed to open within the Top 5 of its opening week and grossed â‚¬309,172 at the end of its theatrical run. Before the official opening in Germany, 205 - Room of Fear was part of the German films Go North festival and was released on 20 July 2012 in Turkey.
205 - Room of Fear will be released in Region 2 on DVD and Blu-ray on 10 October 2013 in Germany. It will be released with an FSK 16 rating.
The response to the film has been mixed. Based on twelve reviews collected by moviepilot, 205 - Room of Fear has an average score of 5.0 out of 10. Echo Online???s Dirk Henninger praises the acting and finds the story thrilling, while Near Darks Ash Williams thinks its finally a "good horror thriller" from Germany, giving 205 â€“ Room of Fear four out of five stars. Spielfilm.de gave the film the score 8 out of 10, enjoying the focus on Katrins psyche. Cinetastic gave the film 6 out of 10.
Rajko Burchardt wrote of the scary movie "with East German feel" that while its honorable to give the German horror film a try, the film failed miserably. Lida Bach of Filmrezension gave the movie another negative review with giving it one out of five stars.